A-SLAM AND MMA FIGHTER GARY MANGAT WON’T “BACK DOWN”
JUNO-Nominated Vancouver Band Releases Debut Music Video featuring MMA Champion
Canadian Hip-Hop group A-SLAM has collaborated with fighter Gurdarshan ‘Gary’ Mangat for the release of their debut music video entitled “Back Down.” The single showcases music by DJ ExxQuiZiT, vocals by E.V., Reminisce, Nick Thalari, and FAZE.
The fast-paced video, shot and edited by Sun Gill, features A-SLAM showcasing their musical talents while Gary Mangat, the first Sikh featherweight to hold a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) belt, showcases his athletic talents. In addition to sharing the hometown of Vancouver, A-SLAM and Gary Mangat united for the “Back Down” music video under the message of pursuing one’s dreams. While A-SLAM breaks into the music industry, Gary aspires to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and to become the first Sikh UFC fighter in the process.
A-SLAM is a JUNO nominated artist, DJ, and production team who specializes in fusion Hip-Hop, mixing the popular genre with South Asian, Latin, and Electronic influences. In addition to opening for some of the biggest names in the urban and South Asian industry including Jay Sean, Fat Joe, Apache Indian and Raghav, A-SLAM has toured Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and even performed for over 40,000 people at Ottawa’s 2011 Canada Day celebrations.
After feature appearances on major releases in India including “Twist and Shout” by Taz (Stereo Nation) and “American Desi” by DJ Sanj, A-SLAM’s debut album, also titled Back Down, is sure to be a smash.